Gaming

Esports needs more than growth in 2019

Bigger isn’t better. That’s the refrain I constantly repeat when discussing esports, because too many people seem to think more money or a bigger audience is the same as meaningful improvement. In 2018 — like in every year in recent memory — esports got bigger, but what if that isn’t enough? Yes, growth is good […]

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Uber could rake in more than $10 billion in revenue this year, but its growth is starting to slow down

GettyUber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Uber gave CNBC its second-quarter fianancials. Uber’s Q2 net revenue was $ 2.7 billion, up 51% from the same quarter last year, and gross bookings were $ 12 billion, up 41% year-over-year. That represents a slight slowdown in growth from Q1. Uber is cruising toward $ 10 billion in revenue this […]

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SuperData Research: Games will lead the growth of entertainment

As traditional entertainment struggles to find its place in a new digital world, video games prosper and have evolved into a mainstream form of entertainment. Joost van Dreunen, CEO of analyst firm SuperData Research, talked the rise of games in the context of the larger media and entertainment industry growth in a talk at GamesBeat […]

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Facebook 'ugly truth' growth memo haunts firm

A Facebook executive’s memo that claimed the “ugly truth” was that anything it did to grow was justified has been made public, embarrassing the company. The 2016 post said that this applied even if it meant people might die as a result of bullying or terrorism. Both the author and the company’s chief executive, Mark […]